How to format your references using the Monatshefte für Mathematik citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Monatshefte für Mathematik. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Abbott, A.: Membrane proteins: channel voyager makes waves. Nature. 426, 755 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Gillon, J., Yakir, D.: Influence of carbonic anhydrase activity in terrestrial vegetation on the 18O content of atmospheric CO2. Science. 291, 2584–2587 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hoffman, B.D., Grashoff, C., Schwartz, M.A.: Dynamic molecular processes mediate cellular mechanotransduction. Nature. 475, 316–323 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
del Camino, D., Holmgren, M., Liu, Y., Yellen, G.: Blocker protection in the pore of a voltage-gated K+ channel and its structural implications. Nature. 403, 321–325 (2000)

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Beaumont, W.R.C.: Electricity in fish research and management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2016)
An edited book
Kalia, S., Haldorai, Y. eds: Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Ye, D., Mei, L., Zhang, Y.: Strategy-Proof Mechanism for Obnoxious Facility Location on a Line. In: Xu, D., Du, D., and Du, D. (eds.) Computing and Combinatorics: 21st International Conference, COCOON 2015, Beijing, China, August 4-6, 2015, Proceedings. pp. 45–56. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Monatshefte für Mathematik.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Graphene-Based Supercapacitors Could Lead To Battery-Free Electric Cars Within 5 Years


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office: Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide (Supersedes AIMD-10.1.21). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1998)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Muehlhauser, C.: Perceived Criticism, Self-Criticism, and Disordered Eating Patterns in College Students, (2017)

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Mueller, B.: Size of Manhunt Area for 2nd Prison Escapee Significantly Expanded, (2015)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleMonatshefte für Mathematik
AbbreviationMon. Hefte Math.
ISSN (print)0026-9255
ISSN (online)1436-5081
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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